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Sunday, July 5, 2015

PopJoy Williams, “Venus” (Sensibility/Columbia). This is the first release from singer/songwriter Joy Williams since the demise of the Civil Wars, the Americana-infused duo she shared... Read More

Thursday, July 2, 2015

R&BThundercatThe Beyond/Where the Giants Roam[Brainfeeder]∆∆∆∆Thundercat’s influence is already immense, even if much of the music-loving populous has never... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Wednesday, July 1, 2015

R&BThundercatThe Beyond/Where the Giants Roam[Brainfeeder]4 starsThundercat’s influence is already immense, even if much of the music-loving populous has never heard of the bass playing,... Read More

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Classical/CabaretThe Cole Porter SongbookSarah Fox, sopranoJames Burton, piano[Signum Classics]Three and a half starsLike the songs of Cole Porter, this album is a real mixed bag. Among these 20... Read More

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

JazzAntonio Sanchez & Migration“The Meridian Suite”3.5 stars[CamJazz]Extraordinary drummer Antonio Sanchez and his band Migration just played this extremely ambitious long suite at... Read More

Sunday, June 28, 2015

RockPhish, “Amsterdam” (JEMP/eight-CD box). 1997 was a pivotal year for America’s greatest jam band, one during which a long and arduous study of primal funk – Phish... Read More

Thursday, June 25, 2015

JazzHeads of StateSearch for Peace[Smoke Sessions]3 1/2 stars (out of 4)In the distinguished roster of jazz clubs in Buffalo history, the most unjustly unsung, by far, was Bemo Crockett’s... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Wednesday, June 24, 2015

SoulLeon BridgesComing Home [Columbia]3.5 starsWhat’s been missing from soul music for oh so long, despite the ascendancy of the neo-soul movement? Genuine soulfulness.In a fate similar to... Read More

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

ClassicalThe Monks of NorciaBenedicta: Marian Chant From Norcia[Decca Universal]Four starsIn our increasingly noisy and overloaded world, the calm of Gregorian chant clearly has a lot to offer. Steve... Read More

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

ClassicalJanice WeberSeascapes[Sono Luminus]Three starsI loved this collection of 20 virtuosic piano salon pieces celebrating the sea. It is a pleasure just to hear names like Felix Blumenfeld and... Read More

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